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debate, talking about the economy, health care, the role of government and governing. president obama looking to solidify his lead in the swing states that could decide the election. the president has been taking aim at governor romney's secretly recorded comments about the 47 percent of americans who do not pay income taxes. those comments will likely comment up tonight. for governor romney, the debate presents a chance to gain momentum by hitting the president where some consider him vulnerable, on jobs and the sluggish economy. the romney campaign has new ammunition from vice president biden and comments yesterday about the middle class. >> how can they justify raising taxes on the middle class which has been buried the last four years. >> an obama advisor defended the vice president saying it is the republican policies that hurt the middle class in the first place. the romney campaign targeting the comment in a brand new ad already. we will show you that in a minute. a new nbc and the "wall street journal," parent company of this network. shows the president ahead 49 percent to 4
government. >> we have two very different courses for america. trickle down government or prosperity through freedom. trickle down government that the president proposes is one where he will raise taxes on small business which will kill jobs. i, steady, want to keep taxes down to create jobs. >>reporter: sunday morning chris christie thought the campaign would be turned on his head and got flak but chris christie was right. >>trace: the romney campaign is portraying the race as a very stark choice between the two candidates. >>reporter: highlight the differences. they got help from moderator jim lehrer who said several times we are very clear that there are very stark differences between the two of you. governor romney tried to make this a referendum on obama but that was not going anywhere so the big choice highlighting on the different issues from taxes to spending and the deficit. >> only in washington would you count $4 trillion of reduction when, in fact, the plan called for adding $1 trillion of debtry one of the next fur years. i think that is wrong. we should instead take a course re
explained the delay, in part. >> we were working with the government of libya to obtain permission for the f.b.i. team and the d.o.d. support team to travel there. we did seek overflight permission and landing of the aircraft and worked to get the appropriate visas so we have been working through all of this. >> the state department also acknowledged today that requests from officials to keep at the ready a state department airplane in the country wereryjected saying the plane was returned to iraq when the commercial flights in libya resumed. trace? >>trace: thank you, james, from washington, dc. now over to the senior fellow from the brookings institution which describes itself as a nonpartisan public and foreign policy think tank. i want to start off where james left off with the f.b.i. getting into benghazi. now we are hearing that is the only reason they were three weeks late because they were waiting for the libyan government to give them permission. do you buy that? >>guest: i don't know. i think there have been some mistakes made along the way in how we have talked about this, maybe i
of the weapons were linked to the government's failed gun tracking operation "fast and furious" with one agent dying and a second agent suffering injuries in arizona. part of the known drug smuggle ing area in that city. the f.b.i. is now investigating. >> each time that a law enforcement person is killed or shot or injured in the line of duty, we have to take a moment and think of the families and the heroes involved. we very much feel in our hearts and prayers going to the families. >>trace: officials named that border patrol station after brian terry. now, sir, what are authorities doing to find the suspects? >>guest: everything. this is a desert area that is flat, and runs up to the natural forest. it is a great area for smuggling but a difficult place to find someone. so we have virtually an army with helicopters in the air, a drone, as well, all looking for the suspects. early this morning at 2:00 a.m., local time, a sensor laid down by the border patrol on a known smuggling route, three agents went out. one was killed. another has two gunshots. he will be okay. a third was not hit. righ
launch things as a government anymore but this is a private thing, and it was right here. watch this. >> three, two, one. lit -- lift off. >>shepard: lift off. spacex is carrying supplies to the international space station, the first official commercial flight to the international space station, part of a $1.6 billion contract with nasa. with the shuts retire, spacex aims to fill the void. they are not the only ones. they want to carry the astronauts back-and-forth transportation into space. now the astronauts rely on the russians to get us to and from the space station. this is important for those who do not follow trace, this is important because why, trace? >>trace: it goes round trip. that is important because you have the friend and the japanese and the russian cargo capsules. they only go one way because they burn on re-entry. this capsule will take 880 pounds of supplies up to the international space station. we are talking about food and scientific experiments, brag new equipment. then it is able to bring back some 1,600 pounds of different supplies and garbage and, most impo
security and defense department security assets in september october 2012 the government of libya was overwhelmed and can not guarantee our protection." a senior republican with the house of representatives government oversight hearing says there is a pattern where help was requested and consistently denied by washington, dc. >> it seems to be a coordinated effort between the white house and the state department from secretary of state, hillary clinton, and the obama white house, a decision made, i believe, my personal opinion, is they wanted the appearance of "normalization," in libya. >>reporter: the congressman has returned from libya and it is worth noting on the trip he said there is absolutely no mention of this amateurish youtube video clip that the administration initially blamed for the attack in benghazi. >>shepard: thank you, catherine, from washington, dc. now, the pain at pump and the price of gas in record is at a record high for the 4th straight day. some good news, though, aaa reports the cost of a gallon crept up by less than a cent so it is almost unchanged. stil
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